Pedernales Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Located right on Pedernales River, Pedernales Falls State Park is 5,211-acre park with a wide variety of activities, many of which are right on the river! Created as a state park in 1971, Pedernales Falls State Park was once a working ranch. Today, visitors come to the park to relax and enjoy the tranquil settings, to enjoy water activities like swimming, tubing and fishing, and to hike, bike, ride their horse and much more. Read on to find out why Pedernales Falls State Park is worth a stop on your next Texas camping trip! 

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Weather
Spring 60s-80s F
Summer 70s-90s F
Fall 40s-80s F
Winter 30s-60s F
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Nearby Cities
Cypress Mill, TX
Dripping Springs, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pedernales Falls State Park

Not sure what kind of camping experience you want to have at Pedernales Falls State Park? It doesn’t have to be in a tent under the stars! Swapping your tent for an RV offers a fun and exciting glamping experience. With an RV as your camping trip home, you’ll always have a comfortable, cozy bed, private bathroom and kitchen you can stock with all your favorite snacks. If you’re considering an RV for your next camping trip, consider renting one from RVshare.com. Finding an RV that is completely custom, fitting all your needs and wants, plus your budget, is an easy process, but if you run into any problems, a helpful support team can guide you through the process. Plus, all rentals include nationwide insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Once you’re rented your dream RV, it’s time to find the perfect place to park it for your trip. There’s no better location than right within the state park! Pedernales Falls State Park has 69 campsites within the park with 30 amp and water hookups, restrooms with showers nearby, picnic tables, a fire ring and more! With a great location nearby all the activities in the park, these popular campsites fill up quickly. Luckily, there are several other campgrounds nearby. Here are some worth checking out:

Cottonwood Creek RV Park

Just about 20 minutes from Pedernales Falls State Park, Cottonwood Creek RV Park is a tranquil, family-friendly campground and RV park. With spacious, tree-covered and shaded sites, plus plenty of amenities and a great location, it’s a great choice for your next trip. Rates start at $45 a night.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: walking paths, propane, laundry facilities

Ranch 3232

Located just 1.5 miles from the state park entrance, Ranch 3232 has 10 RV/Travel Trailer sites. It’s a tiny-home friendly campground, but it’s big on amenities with plenty of things to do on site. With beautiful views, hiking trails, a group fire pit and more, you’ll have a wonderful time relaxing in a serene environment. Rates start at $30/night.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: no

Pet-friendly: no

Other amenities: community kitchen, laundry facilities, bathhouse, fire pits, nature trails, pond, grills, group fire pit

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What to Do at
Pedernales Falls State Park

Inside Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park offers a wide variety of nature activities, especially water ones! Visitors can take to the river, hike the scenic park and take in wildlife viewing and much more. Here are more details on some of the activities inside the park:

Water Activities – Taking to the river is one of the most popular activities within Pedernales Falls State Park. Visitors can swim on the river (keep in mind swimming and wading in the Pedernales Falls area are not permitted) as well as wade, tube, canoe or kayak. Anglers can also try their hand at catching catfish, bass, sunfish and carp. Keep in mind that the water in the river can become turbulent in a manner of minutes. Keep alert to weather conditions, and leave the area immediately if you notice the water rising or getting muddy.

Trails – Enjoy the natural beauty of the park along the trails, which include 19.8 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, 10 miles of equestrian trails and 14 miles of backpacking trails. Difficulty ranges from easy to challenging, but regardless of which trail you’re on, there are always beautiful scenes to take in!

Keep in mind that the equestrian trail is very rocky with some steep slopes and requires riding experience. Horses should always have shoes.

Nature and Animal Viewing – There are many unique nature sights to take in at Pedernales Falls State Park, including the Pedernales Falls. The best place to view the falls is from the scenic overlook at the north end of the park. From there, you can view the falls of water cascading over tilted, layered steps of limestone, which is 300 million years old!

Wildlife that calls the park home include white-tailed deer, coyotes, rabbits, armadillos, skunks, opossums, raccoons and over 150 species of birds. They can all be viewed in their natural habitat throughout the park.

Outside Pedernales Falls State Park

The local area around Pedernales Falls State Park is rich in natural beauty, history and cultural experiences! After a day at the park, take a stroll through downtown Dripping Springs to browse the local shops and have dinner, take in some history and learn more about our 36th president and much more. There’s plenty to do in the area – here are some attractions worth checking out:   

Restaurants

One of the best parts of vacation is trying out new restaurants and enjoying a meal with friends and family. There are plenty of options in the area surrounding the park! Here are some local restaurants worth checking out:

Old 300 BBQ

You can’t visit Texas and not have a BBQ meal! Old 300 BBQ is a rustic, Western-themed restaurant with a delicious BBQ menu. Enjoy classic meats like brisket, ribs, sausage and more, plus sandwiches, appetizers, sides and a kids menu.

Type: Barbecue

Location: Blanco, TX

Fat Boy Burgers

There’s nothing quite as delicious as a freshly cooked burger after a fun day enjoying nature. Fat Boy Burgers is a casual restaurant serving up fresh, never frozen burgers with home cut fries, hand-dipped onion rings and much more.

Type: American

Location: Johnson City, TX

El Charro Restaurant

Enjoy a casual, authentic Mexican meal at El Charro Restaurant. Located just 15 minutes from the state park, visitors can enjoy tacos, burritos, taquitos and much more. They even serve breakfast, so you can grab a quick meal with friends before spending the day at the park.

Type: Mexican

Location: Johnson City, TX

Sightseeing

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, was born in the Texas Hill Country, and there are two historical sites dedicated to him in the local area. The Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is home to a living history farm, the LBJ ranch which is open for tours and features a visitor’s center with memorabilia from his presidency. The National Historical Park is home to many historic structures and objects as well.

Location: Johnson City and Stonewall, TX

Dripping Springs

Just 13 miles from the state park, the town of Dripping Springs is a beautiful spot to spend some time exploring the local area. Named the “Gateway to the Hill Country,” there’s plenty to take in, including

Location: Dripping Springs, TX

Exotic Resort Zoo

Not like a regular zoo, the Exotic Resort Zoo is situated on 137 wooded acres and over 700 animals from 45+ species, including super-exotic animals, call this place home! Visitors can enjoy a tour led by professional safari tour guides, give the animals some love at the petting zoo and much more.

Location: Johnson City, TX

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How to Get to
Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park is located on Park Road 6026 in Johnson City, TX. For directions, click here

Entering Pedernales Falls State Park

Children 12 years and younger are free.

Daily : $6

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